A packaged hot roll mix speeds along preparation of this delightful bread from Lois Schneider of Madison, Wisconsin. "Let it cool completely before slicing...if you can wait that long!" she suggests. "It's great with beef stew in the winter. Yum!"
This is one of the recipes I included in a cookbook I put together after my grown children kept calling home to ask how to make some of their favorite dishes. What a wonderful experience that was, gathering my mother's and my own recipes plus those from friends and family. My daughters and some of their friends did some artwork for it, and we now have a book we are proud to share!
This holiday bread is easy to make, although the braiding takes a bit of practice. I serve it for evening coffees, then use the rest toasted for breakfast. I also give it as gifts—it's delicious with cheese—and it always goes over big at Christmas bake sales.
My husband's a dairy farmer. I work as a bank teller and stenographer. At home, I enjoy cooking and crafts.
The changes in this made over recipe cut the calories by a quarter and the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol by half. But the make over scones still have a tender texture, an appealing orange flavor and tart bursts of cranberry goodness.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen